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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Gallimaufry#5

Just a bunch of random photos from my corner of the world ...


Butterfly on a bird's eye chili plant

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? 
                                                                                                                                 Zhuangzi

Sky watch from my balcony

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
                                                                                                                           Genesis 1:8

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Thunder tea

Thunder tea

image credit - Lee Khang Yi

Lei (thunder) Cha (tea) was so named because of the loud noise made when the ingredients were traditionally pounded in a pestle and mortar. Essentially, it is a rice bowl topped with an assortment of green vegetables, beans, nuts, tofu, etc.  A hot green broth is poured into the bowl and given a good mix. Very unique, very healthy but certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Don't mind the pun! Grassy and a tad bitter, Lei cha is an acquired taste. Think ancient Chinese pesto!

Love it or hate it  there's no in-between.

Indian street food



Nyonya desserts (kueh)




Weekly fogging for mosquito control

A food bank was initiated by our condo residents to help out fellow residents. 
Many of our neighbours have lost their businesses and livelihoods because of covid-19


41 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, interesting to see all those different foods. The sky shot is fabulous. And I love that you have all created a food bank to help residents in need, wonderful idea. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

italiafinlandia said...

I am sure I would like to taste some of that food. Sorry for the lost jobs...like everywhere. Cursed virus!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your butterfly is a Tawny Coster in case you are interested. All of that food looks so good. I just had breakfast but just looking at it makes me hungry again!

Martha said...

Great post as always. The food all looks incredible delicious! Very nice that that your condo has set up a food bank, people need to help each other through this devastating time.

Marit said...

Beautiful photos, Veronica! The food looks great, and the sky is very pretty. I wish I had a butterfly like that in my garden.

Brian said...

That sure is some terrific looking food!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Beautiful captures of the sky and butterfly. The food all looks delicious.
It is sad so many businesses are closing due to Covid, the same is happening around the world.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Veronica, I should know better than to have looked at this post before eating. All these foods look so good even before breakfast and have you tried many of these? Interesting to read how thunder tea was named. The fog spray for mosquito control looked similar to what was done in our former VA neighborhood, which was a small town of 500 residents and summer time was hot and humid, perfect mosquito weather 😟Starting a food back in your condo was caring, considerate and thoughtful of residents. There was a similar initiative here at the mill apts months ago and residents responded with many donations. It has ended now with the drop in virus cases in the state/city.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Coisas deliciosas e com muito bom aspecto.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

betty said...

That butterfly picture is stunning Veronica! Interesting foods you featured here too. Would like to try some of it some day. Great pictures!!

Betty

bill burke said...

The food looks delicious and the photos are great. Stunning sky shot. Have a wonderful day.

Diana said...

I think I like Lei Cha! 😊
If you notice that cakes are gone, know that it are at me. Very good! I'm floating in the clouds you photographed. 😊
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I have no words to express my sadness about what is happening in the world...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, what a collection of images.

I am pretty sure that I would love the Thunder Tea, and also the Indian Street Food.

Your sunset image is superb.

The Kueh looks great as well.

I guess the weekly mosquito fogging is necessary but I'd be closing my windows!!

Bob Bushell said...

A lovely food and well though out, the Tawny Coster butterfly is beautiful.

Anita said...

Wow such nice photo trip at your place!I never have heard of all the things you mention on your photoes

The food looks tasty and wonderful which we dont have here in europe..

Thanx for sharing!

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful - and enticing.
With a big hooray for those who stock the food banks.

Mary Kirkland said...

I love the photos. The food looks delicious.

nic said...

What a spectacular sky, Veronica. I never walk past a food bank collection without adding something as I know people who depended on one. Have a blessed week.

SzgnBsl said...

I love your all photos but especially the food photos:-)

Ginny Hartzler said...

The street food looks so good! and especially your photo of the sky is breathtaking, so gorgeous!! Now you have made me hungry!

Red Rose Alley said...

That is a beautiful photo of the butterfly. They never sit still long enough for me to take their picture. They always flutter about so quickly. I love the butterfly quote, it's delightful. These desserts look Yummy, and you always have such delicious foods on your blog. The view of the sky from your balcony is beautiful. That is a wonderful thing that the food bank does for the residents.

Have a lovely week.

~Sheri

Granny Marigold said...

Lovely pictures especially the butterfly. It's almost suppertime here and all the food pictures are making me extra hungry.

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

Your food photography is worthy of any glossy epicurean magazine. Beautiful. Have never heard of kueh. Had to look it up. Now I need to taste it!!

Kirsi schreibt said...

I like to be a butterfly - sometimes I dream it too ;-)
Greetings from Germany
Kirsi

Linda G. said...

Beautiful butterfly; I liked the sky picture as well. ALL that food…WOW!

Christine said...

Gorgeous and interesting photos.

Suzana said...

I think we are butterflies dreaming that we are human beings!
Lovely quote!
Your post is quite amazing and full of colors and I love the sky from your balcony, Veronica!
Happy Azi!

Min Lilla Kokvrå said...

Indian street food ... I love their spicy aromas and flavors, like cardamom and ginger. When I eat Indian food I often dream away to the colorful, calm and thoughtful part of India. Hope to be able to travel there sometime.

NatureFootstep said...

lol. a little too much food for me.
So I was happy to find a butterfly in your post. And a beauty. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Very enjoyable! I have thoroughly enjoy all of your photos and quotes. Thank you Veronica. I am so sorry to hear about your neighbors and the loss of their businesses. So many people here are losing theirs also and we do what we can. It is a very worrying time and I wish you good health and happiness.

Malindha Erba said...

The butterfly is very nice ♥

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I was just reading about fogging for mosquitoes. Fogging only kills 10% of the mosquitoes it reaches. But it also kills 10% of all beneficial insects, including that lovely butterfly.

Sami said...

Such a great variety of food.
Love that sunset, wonderful photo.
So amazing that your condominium got together to arrange a food bank program for those in need. Great spirit of cooperation.
Here we usually have food bank collections at supermarkets.
Have a wonderful weekend Veronica.

Rostrose said...

Dear Veronica,
the food bank is a good idea of social assistance! I don't know if I would like Thunder tea - but I would definitely try it :-) I know Indian street food and I like it too, if it is not toooooooooooo hot for European palates ;-) The Nyonya desserts look good - but unfortunately a lot of plastic ... The Weekly fogging for mosquito control is scary to me. Are you sure that this is harmless to humans (and to other animals?)? The butterfly and the orange-blue sky are pleasing sights!
Hugs and happy weekend, Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/07/katzengeschichten-und-gartenbilder.html

R's Rue said...

Beautiful butterfly

Iris Flavia said...

Hmmmm, you made me all hungry with this exotic food.
Again we will not have a food festival due to the pandemic, it´s frustrating, not only for the taste-buds. So many businesses close down.

We have those help-centers, too, so sad this is needed, so thankful we don´t need this.
Weird times, great to read this post! It´s a bit of a holiday.

Giancarlo said...

Quanti dolci....li mangerei tutti.
Buon fine settimana

Giorgio said...

I would like to taste both Indian and Malaysian food. That's a nice report, Veronica.
Unfortunately, since Covid-19 epidemic began, in early 2020, many people who run restaurants, clothes shops, grocery stores, etc. have been losing their job. In this context, I think rich people may become richer.

Have a nice weekend ☀️

Mica said...

That sunset photo is beautiful with the orange and blue, and the food bank is a great idea. It's so sad how this virus has made things difficult for so many but good there are a lot of ways we can help!

Hope you are having a good weekend! Was a busy day yesterday so will be a relaxing one today!

Away From The Blue

Sakuranko said...

The food looks amazing I love all the photos

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good about the food bank -- sad that it is needed. Same thing has happened everywhere to some extent I guess. The street food all looks wonderful to me. I'm guessing I'd love the Thunder Tea, which name made me laugh! But it sounds good (easy to say without knowing what the green sauce exactly would taste like of course!) I wish I could try it!